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Empirical assessment of MDE in industry

Hutchinson, John and Whittle, Jon and Rouncefield, Mark and Kristoffersen, Steinar (2011) Empirical assessment of MDE in industry. In: Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 471-480. ISBN 9781450304450

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Abstract

This paper presents some initial results from a twelve-month empirical research study of model driven engineering (MDE). Using largely qualitative questionnaire and interview methods we investigate and document a range of technical, organizational and social factors that apparently influence organizational responses to MDE: specifically, its perception as a successful or unsuccessful organizational intervention. We then outline a range of lessons learned. Whilst, as with all qualitative research, these lessons should be interpreted with care, they should also be seen as providing a greater understanding of MDE practice in industry, as well as shedding light on the varied, and occasionally surprising, social, technical and organizational factors that affect success and failure. We conclude by suggesting how the next phase of the research will attempt to investigate some of these issues from a different angle and in greater depth.

Item Type: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
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ID Code: 57678
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 20 Aug 2012 11:58
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2014 15:17
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57678

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